This book draws you in from the first chapter.
I had put off reading this book, and then got an email reminder that my review was almost due. So I opened it up Sunday afternoon and was immediately swept into the story. I really didn't expect to love it, yes I said LOVE IT as much as I did! I read half of the book Sunday night, and the rest on Monday!
And I will say, for a book dealing with heavy topics, Race and Racism in the 1960's, the divide between rich and poor, this book was surprisingly funny. Now just to be clear, they don't joke about those topics, those topics are met with much respect and not taken lightly. But the characters do have some funny moments and funny thoughts in their heads throughout the book. I was actually laughing out loud at several parts, which again, given the subject matter, not something you expect to be doing.
This book was just beautiful. It spoke of the love, affection and friendship between Isaac and Pete and his family, and then it followed Pete through the rest of his childhood and adolescence, where Isaac's influence was clear in Pete's behaviour. It was just beautiful! I will admit several parts made me want to cry. The ending had resolution, but of course it wasn't the resolution that I wanted!
I can't wait to read more of this author's books!
Thanks to Revell for giving me a copy for free in exchange for my honest opinion!